Musee de la Grande Guerre, Meaux

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An impressive collection of 50,000 objects at Musee de la Grande Guerre tells the story of the World War I, as well as its impact on society as a whole. Everyday objects, like first aid kits and stoves from the private collection of World War I expert Jean-Pierre Verne tell the story of past hardship. Innovative technology allows you to immerse all of your senses into the first World War with visual frescoes, hands-on objects, olfactory presentations, and ambient sounds. Whether you're most interested in tactics and strategy, daily life in the trenches, women's role in the war, or some other facet, you'll likely find a theme-based exhibit to explore. A visit to Musee de la Grande Guerre represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Meaux trip itinerary app to plot your vacation.
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  • Not knowing what to do with your family we decide to go to this museum with children. It was a Saturday in March and there was very little world. We had a small guide to supplement for children, which made the tour very attractive! With the balad'pass 15 euros for 4 it is very reasonable. We took our time to discover the site... There are many different means of explanation: text / video / sound effects / things to touch / reenactment trenches... SUPER! To do and to discover!
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  • Beautiful Museum, but expensive for a Museum of this kind. To get there with a class, more than the villette...!
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  • This is the war of 14-18 that's why go discover trenches arms tanks planes boats and also the terrible story of the stupidity of generals with the deadly offensives. The arrival of the Americans etc... This museum is a place of memory must
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  • Wonderful educational museum for school children. There was information in a number of languages. We found out half way round you can purchase an audible guide but unfortunately we were not offered one. We did not find the lay out very fluid.
  • A bit dear, a bit noisy, flow is a bit confusing (directional arrows would help), but wonderfully curated. Up-close experience of the building alone is worth the visit. Stunning.
  • Free on the first Sunday of every month. Amazing experience, huge exposition with a lot of pieces. Definitely worth visiting.
  • The museum has more than 40000 objets and its a massive exprience!!
  • Superbly done!! An impressive collection of historic artifacts surrounding the Great War. It was very apparent that a lot of thought went into how to present the story of the war along side of the artifacts that reside in this great collection. They have a superb display of mechanized vehicles such as trucks and air planes as well a Renault FT, many of which are only seen in old black and white war films of the times. There is even a Parisian taxi that shuttled troops to the front in September, 1914. Another impressive part of the collection was the uniforms from many of the different military's that participated in the war from around the world. Not to spoil it to the reader, this is a well put together collection and definitely worth the visit. While there, take some time to visit the old town center of Meaux with its medieval rampart walls that surround the Cathedral there.
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